Specializing in innovation and creativity, the University of Technology, Sydney’s campus seamlessly blends into the bustling city streets on the edge of Sydney’s Central Business District. A leader in technology curriculum and cultivating young entrepreneurs, the university offers a wide array of courses for students to choose from including business, international studies and the sciences. Take advantage of student housing within walking distance to campus or live in TEAN apartments that offer convenient access via public transportation for both the UTS campus and some of Sydney’s most beautiful beaches.

Overview

Study at a university that is known academically for its emphasis on innovation, creativity and technology

Live in Sydney, the largest and oldest city in Australia, with its magnificent coastline and ideal climate

Explore the Great Barrier Reef and tropical far north Australia during your comprehensive five-day Orientation Program, with a week of adventure and learning

Experience living in the local community in our high-quality apartments near Sydney’s best beaches or in student apartments located near the campus

Experience an alternative Spring Break with our optional Thailand or New Zealand excursion

Appreciate access to TEAN’s in-country Resident Director for continued support throughout the semester

Take three courses instead of four to receive discounted tuition. (Three courses is equivalent to 9 – 12 U.S. credits depending on your home university’s credit transfer policy.)

Program Details

Orientation

TEAN’s exclusive “Welcome Abroad” Orientation Program takes place in Cairns in the north of Australia famous for its tropical setting and access to the Great Barrier Reef – what better way to start the semester than a week full of adventure, including scuba diving and snorkeling on the largest coral reef system in the world? Your Australia Orientation is designed to set you up for a successful semester by introducing you to the local culture and academics while also getting to know your soon to be friends and having an exciting journey in the process. On the final day of Orientation, students travel to their host city where they are met by their local TEAN Resident Director and introduced to their housing and local area.

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Housing

Students attending UTS have numerous great housing options to cater for a range of budgets and living needs. Live in student apartments located a short walk from campus or in high quality apartments close to Sydney’s famous beaches and commute to campus to public transport. These apartments are integrated into the local community and shared with other TEAN students. Additionally, students can also live in UTS Student Residences with a mix of local and international students.


TEAN Staff

Throughout your semester you will meet with the Sydney Resident Director for informal discussions and excursions. Our staff is readily available and able to assist you with any academic, social or cultural issues that you may face during your time abroad.

University

About UTS

  • UTS is known academically for its focus on innovation, creativity and technology with a vision to be a world-leading university of technology.
  • Located on the edge of Sydney’s Central Business District, UTS is in the heart of Sydney’s creative precinct. UTS’s character is defined by the student-friendly, “offbeat,” artistic inner-city neighborhood that is seamlessly integrated into the campus.
  • UTS is ranked as the highest performing university in Australia under 50 years old (Times Higher Education 100 under 50 Rankings 2015).
  • Located in the heart of Sydney’s media district, it’s not surprising that UTS has one of the most competitive and well-respected communications and media programs in Australia, ranked in the top 50 in the world (QS World University subject rankings).
  • The courses at UTS are progressive in nature, intellectually engaging and frequently linked to real-world industry opportunities.
  • The UTS Faculty of Business, which is AACSB accredited, is one of Australia’s largest and instructs approximately 30% of the UTS student population. Offering accounting, finance, economics, international business, management, marketing and emerging fields such as e-business, the UTS business program is both innovative and progressive.
  • Positioned in the heart of Sydney, between the Central Business District and the student hubs of Glebe, Newtown and Surry Hills, UTS reflects the city around it; it is modern, multicultural and friendly. Sydney’s main train and bus station, Central Railway Station, is located only minutes away, giving UTS students all of Sydney at their doorstep.
  • Modern architecture and unique buildings help to paint a picture of the campus. UTS classroom buildings interspersed with office buildings, restaurants and shops add a vibrancy to the local environment. With other local universities just a short walk up the road, the surrounding area is crawling with students and the atmosphere is energetic, dynamic and lively.

Courses

Courses

Courses are available in the below disciplines. For detailed instructions on how to find and select courses, and a list of popular courses see our course selection instructionsStudents enroll in 3 – 4 subjects per semester (between 18 and 24 UTS credits), which usually transfers as 12 – 16 U.S. semester credits.

Find Courses 

Academic Departments and Schools at UTS are divided into eight academic divisions: Arts and Sciences; UTS Business School; Design, Architecture and Building; Engineering and Information Technology; Health; Law; Science and the Graduate School of Health.

Discipline
Subject Area
Business
  • Accounting
  • Advertising
  • Business Administration/Management
  • Construction Management
  • Economics
  • Entrepreneurship
  • Event Management
  • Finance
  • Human Resources Management
  • International Business
  • Management
  • Marketing
  • Real Estate / Property
  • Sports Management
  • Tourism
Communications & Media
  • Animation
  • Cinematography
  • Communication Studies
  • Creative Writing / Professional Writing
  • Film (Practical)
  • Film / TV Studies (Theory)
  • Journalism (Broadcast)
  • Journalism (General)
  • Journalism (Print)
  • Media Studies
  • Media/Multimedia
  • Public Relations
Education
  • Education
  • Music Education
  • Teaching English as a Second Language
Engineering
  • Construction Engineering
  • Engineering, Aerospace
  • Engineering, Biomedical
  • Engineering, Civil
  • Engineering, Computer Engineering
  • Engineering, Electrical
  • Engineering, Environmental
  • Engineering, Materials Science
  • Engineering, Mechanical
  • Engineering, Robotics and Mechatronics
Environment
  • Environmental Science
  • Marine Biology
Health
  • Family Studies (Health)
  • Kinesiology / Exercise Science / Athletic Training / Human Movement
  • Nursing
  • Sport and Leisure Studies
Humanities & Social Sciences
  • Gender Studies
  • Law
  • Urban Planning
International Studies
  • Aboriginal Studies
  • Australian Studies
  • Chinese Language / Studies
  • French Language / Studies
  • German Language / Studies
  • International Relations
  • Italian Language / Studies
  • Japanese Language / Studies
  • Spanish Language / Studies
Science
  • Biology
  • Biomedical Science
  • Biotechnology
  • Chemistry
  • Computer and Information Science
  • Forensic Science
  • Information Technology
  • Mathematics
  • Physics
Visual, Performing Arts & Design
  • Architecture
  • Fashion Design
  • Graphic Design
  • Industrial Design
  • Interior Design
  • Landscape Architecture
  • Photography

Eligibility

ELIGIBILITY

  • 2.5 GPA. Students with a lower GPA may be considered on a case by case basis. Contact TEAN for more information.
  • Minimum sophomore standing at a four-year institution at the time of participation.
  • Freshmen and/or students attending two-year institutions may be considered on a case by case basis.

Events & Excursions

Activities / Immersion

Our local staff arrange various activities during the semester designed to help immerse you in the local culture. These activities are included in your semester program. In addition, if you have a specific interest or hobby, your Sydney-based TEAN Resident Director will be able to point you in the right direction. Below are examples of previous activities arranged for students. Note that activities change each semester.

In addition to the TEAN-organized events, to make sure you don’t miss out on any opportunities, our local staff send out frequent emails letting you know what is happening in Sydney. Ranging from community events to music festivals, we tap you into the local culture right from the start.

Rugby League Match

In Australia, each state has a sport that dominates. In New South Wales, rugby league is the dominant sport. We join the local crowds to see a game and your local TEAN staff provide an explanation of the rules.

Sydney Opera House Performance

While tourists stand around outside taking photos, the locals are inside the Opera House seeing some of the best theatre, opera, dance or musical performances in the world. We join the locals at one of the many performance spaces inside the Sydney Opera House to experience the wonderful arts scene of Australia.

LEARN TO SURF

Australians love the beach -being an island nation with beautiful coastlines and 85% of the population living within an hour of a beach, it’s not surprising. Surfing is the favorite pastime of Aussie beachgoers so we introduce you to this sport early on in the semester with a lesson to get you started riding the waves.


Optional Excursions

During the semester, you’ll be busy with class and exploring your local area on the weekends. With this in mind, TEAN encourages students to get to know Australia better or travel to even more exotic destinations with excursions organized during school breaks. Participating in these excursions will depend on your program dates and semester abroad.  

South Island, New Zealand

New Zealand’s South Island offers some of the most magnificent natural environments this planet has to offer and is home to some of the world’s most extreme adventure sports! From the Southern Hemisphere’s highest (and original) bungee jump, to jet boating through ravines, whitewater rafting raging rapids and hiking glaciers, you won’t be bored or disappointed! This excursion is usually offered as a mid-semester break excursion.

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Thailand

Take advantage of Australia’s ideal location in the South Pacific and explore exotic Asian destinations. With TEAN’s exclusive nine-day excursion to Thailand, you’ll find yourself bathing elephants in a river, learning to cook Thai food, visiting exotic temples and spending the evening with hilltribe villagers. With the culture of the north and the beaches of the south, this excursion, usually offered during mid-semester break, is not to be missed.

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Melbourne, Australia

Don’t miss your chance to explore the hidden gems of Melbourne. On our weekend trip to this uber cool city you’ll explore hidden alleys and be introduced to the sporting culture of Aussie Rules Football. Led by our local Resident Director, this is one place you absolutely must visit.

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Program Dates

APPLICATION DEADLINES

TEAN has a rolling admissions process. We recommend submitting your application anytime from June for Spring applications, and from January for Fall applications. Late applications may be considered. Contact TEAN if the application deadline has passed.

Spring Deadline Nov 18
Fall Deadline April 21

Spring 2018

Date of Departure TBA
TEAN Orientation TBA
University Orientation Feb 19 March 9
Classes Begin Mar 12
Semester Break April 23 April 29
Classes End  June 8
Study Period  June 11 June 15
Exam Period June 16 June 30
Program Ends July 1

Fall 2017

Date of Departure July 10
TEAN Orientation July 12 July 16
Housing Move-In July 16
University Orientation  July 24 July 28
Classes Begin July 31
Semester Break Sept 11 Sept 17
Classes End  Oct 20
Study Period  Oct 23 Oct 27
Exam Period Oct 28 Nov 11
Program Ends Nov 12

Fees & Inclusions

Fall 2017

  • Tuition and services: $13,480*
  • Housing (on/off campus): $4,280 – $8,720

Spring 2017

  • Tuition and services: $13,480*
  • Housing (on/off campus): $4,280 – $9,540

*Students have the option of taking 3 courses (opposed to 4) for a discount of up to $1,750 – pending approval from their home university.


What’s Included

  • Full tuition
  • Guaranteed, pre-arranged, off-campus TEAN housing (UTS housing also an option in some cases)
  • Overseas health insurance, plus evacuation and repatriation insurance
  • Services of local Resident Directors
  • Five-day Orientation Program with some meals, excursions, accommodations and transportation
  • Cultural events scheduled throughout the semester
  • Wireless internet access in all housing
  • Access to pre-arranged and affordable cell phone packages
  • Access to unique and exciting optional excursions which may include New Zealand, Thailand and other places
  • Access to competitive airfares and pre-arranged flight itineraries 
  • Extensive pre-departure counseling and information packets
  • University and course selection advice
  • Official academic transcripts from host institution
  • Credit approval and transfer assistance
  • Help with student visa preparation
  • Financial aid transfer planning
  • Airport pickup and reception in Sydney
  • Arrival Welcome packet containing important local contact details and information
  • Sydney Farewell Dinner at conclusion of program
  • Host university orientation

What’s Not Included

  • International airfare ($1,800)
  • Domestic airfare in US ($500)
  • Student visa ($475)
  • Books ($365)
  • Meals during the semester ($2,000)
  • Airport transfer at the end of the semester ($50)

*Numbers are estimated based on previous student experience and budget. Actual amounts will vary depending on student.

Scholarships

TEAN Scholarships

In addition to the current financial aid you receive, you may want to consider one of our many scholarships. Each year we award thousands of scholarship dollars to qualified program participants, including a full ride scholarship for a Fall or Summer program. Refer to our Scholarships information for details.


University of technology – sydney Scholarships

All applicants to UTS are automatically considered for a merit scholarship between $1000 – $2000 AUD. This award is given based on grade point average. You don’t need to complete an additional application to be considered for this scholarship.

Live on-campus, in the city or by the beach

TEAN provides a wide range of housing styles to suit different budget, location and lifestyle preferences for students to make the most of studying abroad in Sydney. Learn more about the housing options available for your program and how to choose the living situation that is the best match for you.

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TEAN Sydney Housing
"My favorite part about the city housing was its location. Living just blocks from central station was incredible as it gave me access to all of Sydney. It was close to many malls, shops, and coffee shops where I was able to meet local uni students."
April Harrington, Villanova University

We Love Sydney

Caroline Tell

Program Manager

SYDNEY TIP
Forresters Pub

In Australia, pubs are where you find the best food deals. Forresters in Surry Hills has cheap lunch specials. All throughout Sydney you will find special food deals at pubs depending on the day and time. Go explore!

Q&A

Tell us a little about your role at TEAN?
As a Program Manager, I work with students from the time they apply until the day they depart on their journeys abroad. Generally speaking I’m responsible for guiding students through the application process. This includes helping students choose their courses abroad, book their flights, apply for a visa, secure housing, and make arrangements for orientation to name a few steps.

What advice do you have for a student who wants study in Australia, but is unsure what school or city within Australia would be the best fit?
First, I would think about what your priorities are for your semester abroad. Do you want to be in a big city or small city? How important is it for you to be near the beach? Are your course requirements flexible or do you absolutely need to take certain classes? Once you’ve spent some time thinking about what matters most to you, I would recommend getting in touch with the TEAN office so you can speak with one of our Program Managers for Team Australia. Our team has extensive knowledge of these locations and the different nuances of Australian universities. They can best direct you to the right option for your academic, social, and cultural preferences.

What should be on every student’s bucket list while studying abroad in Sydney?
Oh man, this is tough because Sydney truly has something for everyone. However on my top three list I would say, take a surf lesson at Bondi Beach, walk across the Sydney Harbor Bridge for the amazing views and finally have a triple scoop of gelato from Messina because it’s my favorite treat in Sydney (plus it’s low calorie… not).

From your time living in Australia, what have been some travel highlights for you?
Some of my most memorable travels in Australia were in the Outback. As a recent college grad, I participated in a small tour group that drove from Adelaide to Alice Springs where we got to visit Uluru and Kata Tjuta. During this week-long excursion we slept under the stars and hiked through incredible landscapes. I’ve never been somewhere so remote in my life.

Where do you seek inspiration?
I LOVE to read, particularly travel writing, so I would probably say books are my main source of inspiration. I also love to clear my head with exercise and meditation.

Jenn Read

Resident Director - NSW

Sydney Tip
Great Coffee

Paramount Coffee Project has the best coffee in Surry Hills. There are so many amazing options in the neighbourhood, it’s a pretty tough call to make – but I’m sticking with it.

Q&A

What first brought you to Australia?
During my junior year of college I decided I would do a teaching internship abroad in Australia. It turned out to be one of the greatest decisions of my life. My placement was at a public primary school which happened to be the first school established in Sydney in 1869. I stayed for the entire year working on tasks that included lesson plan development, art and physical education activities, speech therapy, presentations, assembly material and more. Observing and discovering Australia’s different approaches to teaching made me realize the importance of helping students discover their individual talents and learning styles without putting too much emphasis or attention on standardized testing results. Upon my return to the U.S., I finished my degree in Education and Global Studies with the intent to explore education related career paths with more global involvement and perspective.

What is your favorite part of your job?
My absolute favorite part of my job is seeing or hearing stories about TEAN students who have stepped out of their comfort zones while abroad and are very pleased afterward that they did. There’s nothing like moments of self doubt followed by accomplishment and feeling proud of yourself for doing something new. Many of our students have numerous experiences like this while abroad and realize there’s no person or thing here to hold them back from some truly amazing opportunities. The Aussies often say “just have a go” and it’s an expression I’ve never taken lightly – I never regret trying new things!

What makes Sydney a great place to study or intern abroad?
Sydney is a big and diverse city boasting a wide range of lifestyles and multicultural groups. I love it because people from all over the world have decided to make it their home. It is a very accepting city and is always hosting the neatest events around town that support various groups. The Sydney Harbour Bridge is breathtaking and the Opera House is such a beautiful icon that I often find myself on its steps reflecting after a long week. It always leaves me in awe of how lucky I am to live in such a great city.

What was the transition like moving from Brisbane to Sydney?
Sydney has more than twice as many people living in it compared to Brisbane, so they are very different cities that offer completely different lifestyles. I lived in Brisbane for two years and loved its country-town feel (as any girl from Nashville would be able to appreciate). Brisbane is situated in an ideal spot in Queensland for exploring the beaches to both the north and south as well as its hidden hinterland. I miss its warm weather and continuous sunshine. The city itself was small so very easy to get acquainted with in a short amount of time, which can be ideal for study abroad students – you feel at home right away! The Brisbane River was one of my favorite things about ‘Brissy’ as it kept the entire city connected and made it quick to get around on speedy Citycat ferries. In Sydney, on the other hand, you seldom even have to leave the city to find adventure. It always has huge sporting events, concerts, art exhibitions, cultural festivals, markets and so much more. I love that it sees four seasons as opposed to Brisbane and has plenty of scenic hikes with views of the harbor around it.

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